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The Township Committee congratulates the six Memorial Junior School finalists who won the Township's Non-point Source Pollution Poster Contest, "Litterally Speaking."
Following are the winning entries to the Township’s 2020 Non-point source pollution poster contest, “Litterally Speaking.” Students from Memorial Junior School grades 6th, 7th, and 8th were invited to craft posters educating the public about the role litter plays in non-point source pollution and how litter prevention keeps bodies of water clean. Two winners from each of the three grades were selected by Hanover’s panel of judges, made up of the Township Engineer, the Department of Public Work’s Clean Communities Coordinator, and Administration’s Community Affairs/Public Policy Coordinator. Finalists were selected based on accuracy of the information, alignment with the contest theme, and overall creativity in conveying the message.
Poster courtesy of finalist Francesca Intili, Memorial Junior School, Grade 6
Poster courtesy of finalist Margot Steeg, Memorial Junior School, Grade 6
Poster courtesy of finalist Samantha Abdou, Memorial Junior School, Grade 7
Poster courtesy of finalist Evelyn Hare, Memorial Junior School, Grade 7
Poster courtesy of Kaitlin Bomengo, Memorial Junior School, Grade 8
Poster courtesy of finalist Alex Fu, Memorial Junior School, Grade 8
“Memorial Junior School did an outstanding job with the contest,” noted Mayor John L. Ferramosca, who also serves as the governing body’s liaison to the Environmental Commission and Green Team. “Speaking on behalf of the Township Committee, I congratulate the winners and thank them for sharing their artistry to create a public service message about how far the reach of litter can be. Keeping communities clean not only protects land, but also prevents litter from finding its way into lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans.”
The contest was made possible through grant funding provided by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. In addition to giving Memorial Junior School students an opportunity to make a statement about one of the ways the public can help keep water clean, it also provided the Township with needed points toward the municipality’s NJDEP storm water public education requirements. The winning posters will be showcased starting February 5th in the “Storm Water Education Display Case” purchased a few years ago by the Hanover Township Green Team and currently located across from the Public Meeting Room at Town Hall.